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âta (uncountable)

  1. Attar.
    • 1815?, Captain Dugald Carmichael, F.L., the Rev. Colin Smith (editor), "Biographical Notice of the late Captain Dugald Carmichael", volume 2, page 343; quoted in: William Jackson Hooker (editor), Botanical miscellany [], 1883, page 39
      [] Europæans are admitted to the Natches, as these fêtes are termed, without scruple; but officers in uniform are received with peculiar distinction, a visit from them being looked upon as a great favour. As soon as they enter, the master of ceremonies ushers them forward to the post of honour, next to Doorga, and after they have sate down sprinkles them over with âta of roses. []